Tips for Knitting a Mitered Square Blanket

If you would like to use up scraps to knit a mitered square blanket, whether you want to make baby blankets or a large throw, this is a great way to do so.​

All you need are scraps of yarn in the same weight, and decide what size of blanket you want to make.

The first step if you want to knit a mitered square blanket is to figure out how much yarn you have available for that blanket.

You’ll want to make sure that all the yarn you choose is about the same thickness. Your squares won’t line up size-wise unless you have consistent gauge across each of your squares.

Once you’ve gathered your yarn and decided on a needle size, knit yourself a mitered square.

You can make your squares larger or smaller by casting on more or fewer stitches. Just make sure that you cast on an odd number. 

Different mitered square styles use different decreases in the center. Which one you use is really a stylistic preference, and you should feel free to choose the method that works best for you.

Once you've gotten started, all you need is to knit to your heart's content! Be prepared for this process to take a while, especially if you are knitting at a relatively fine gauge!

Learn more about how to knit a mitered square blanket on my blog. Plus, find helpful tips and tricks to improve your knitting, patterns, tutorials, and more.